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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jupiter, Florida
Jupiter is in Palm Beach County
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|These shipwrecked iron cannons and anchor were uncovered in July of 1987, just 2000 yards east of this spot in 10 feet of water off Jupiter Inlet.
Archives and research link these maritime remains to the Spanish "Aviso" vessel named "San Miguel . . . — — Map (db m83342) HM|
| Smokey and the Bandit II was filmed on this site in 1980 — — Map (db m157637) HM|
|Cinquez Park commemorates the resilient history of one of the oldest African American settlements in Palm Beach County. Beginning in 1904, more than 15 pioneer families from north Florida and South Carolina settled in central Jupiter, homesteading . . . — — Map (db m146224) HM|
|Built in 1898 by Harry and Susan DuBois, the DuBois Pioneer Home is one of the oldest surviving historic homes in Palm Beach County. Inspired by Harry's childhood on the Jersey Shore, the "House on the Hill" is an example of Victorian Shingle . . . — — Map (db m152567) HM|
| Fort Jupiter was located three miles west on Loxahatchee River, erected January 1838 by troops commanded by Major General Thomas S. Jessup, establishing base for operations in the Seminole Indian Wars. Jupiter Lighthouse, approximately one mile . . . — — Map (db m96947) HM|
|This building was constructed in 1927 to serve the town’s approximately 100 white students from grades one through twelve. Prior to its construction, students were transported by boat to attend schools along the Loxahatchee River including the 1891 . . . — — Map (db m97071) HM|
| On January 24, 1838, Major General Thomas S Jesup, commanding 1,500 men, the largest army of Second Seminole War (1835-42), marched to the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River, where he defeated approximately 300 Red and Black Seminoles in the last . . . — — Map (db m99904) HM|
| Jupiter Inlet Midden I is an ancient shell mound built by Indians known as Jeaga. A description of these Indians by Jonathan Dickinson was first published in 1699. This shell mound is the site of the village of Hobe where the Dickinson shipwreck . . . — — Map (db m96948) HM|
|During the 17th century, Spanish galleons and merchant ships navigated the treacherous waters off the Florida coast. These vessels carried silver and gemstones from the mines of Mexico and Peru. They routinely ran a narrow gauntlet of shallow water, . . . — — Map (db m96952) HM|
| Designed by George G. Meade, later Federal commander at Gettysburg. First lighted July 10, 1860. Dark during the War Between the States and its mechanism hidden by Southern sympathizers. Relighted June 28, 1866, it has not missed a night in over . . . — — Map (db m96951) HM|
|Education was a challenging priority for the African-American community of Limestone Creek. Denied access to Jupiter’s nearby public schools by segregation laws, the community opened its own school in 1905. The “Jupiter Colored School,” . . . — — Map (db m95663) HM|
|After the second Battle of the Loxahatchee (January 24, 1838) during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup directed Maj. William Lauderdale, Commander of the Tennessee Battalion of Volunteers to cut a trail south from Ft. . . . — — Map (db m97073) HM|
|Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, a cornerstone of Jupiter’s African American community, was organized in 1902 by the Reverend J. A. Wannamaker and the pioneer families of Simmons, Campbell, Ford, Bush, and Davis. These early settlers arrived . . . — — Map (db m95675) HM|
| On January 15,1838, during the Second Seminole War.The Seminoles met and defeated U.S. forces in the first battle of the Loxahatchee River.Trying to end the war,Maj. Gen. Thomas Jesup brought several columns of troops to south Florida, including . . . — — Map (db m99906) HM|
|The waterfront location of today’s Sawfish Bay Park played a major role in the prehistoric and historic settlement of the Jupiter area. First inhabited during the Archaic Period 5,000 years ago, this site provided access to an intricate . . . — — Map (db m96953) HM|
| During the 2nd Seminole Indian War and after the Battle of Loxahatchee Jan. 24, 1838, the Tennessee Volunteers and Militia camped on this site. One mile east, the U.S. Army Regulars established Old Fort Jupiter. — — Map (db m96969) HM|
|The Jupiter and Lake Worth (J. & L.W.) Railway crossed this site running 7 ½ miles from Jupiter Inlet to Juno at the north end of Lake Worth. A hack line originally operated on the same route, transporting visitors and freight with wagons . . . — — Map (db m127261) HM|
|To mark the location of the
U.S. Jupiter Life Saving Station
and as a memorial to those gallant men who manned it, of which the following remained and founded families in this locality:
Captain John R. Carlin
John H. Grant . . . — — Map (db m96949) HM|
|In 1885, the only United States Life Saving Station on the Florida East Coast was built at this site. Charles R. Carlin, a former British sailor and Assistant Keeper at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, oversaw construction and served as the Station’s . . . — — Map (db m96950) HM|
| The U.S. Navy constructed this building (circa 1939) on land included in the Federal Jupiter Lighthouse Reservation established by President Franklin Pierce in 1854. Built as Married Men's Quarters, the two-story wood-frame building had six . . . — — Map (db m83278) HM|